Aventurine is a type of translucent quartz with inclusions of shiny minerals that give it a sparkling or shimmering effect, known as “aventurescence.” This optical reflectance with a subtle aesthetic appeal that makes for an expressive backdrop for watch dials and has been used by some high end brands in recent years.
The latest example is Ulysse Nardin’s Marine Torpilleur Moonphase Aventurine, a stainless steel iteration of Marine Torpilleur Moonphase which was introduced two years ago. Limited to 300 pieces, the hallmark elements of this marine-chronometer inspired timepiece–the prominent subsidiary seconds sub dial including the moon phase indication, the power reserve indication in historic “Haut” and “Bas” style, the large Roman numerals, and the bold hands, are staged within this fascinating miniature night sky.
As is bon ton at Ulysse Nardin, this stainless steel timepiece is powered by a genuine movement that uses cutting-edge silicon technology. COSC-certified, the self-winding caliber UN-119 features a silicon balance spring and escapement wheel, and an anchor in Diamonsil. With 222 components, it operates at 28,800 vph and provides 60 hours of power reserve.
Pricing for the new Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Moonphase Aventurine is marked at $13,600.
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